Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Ever After

Photo Prompt © Sandra Crook
And they lived happily ever after.

Or so they said in the fairy tale, but what Cinderella had was weltschmerz.  Charming who tenaciously found his Princess seemed to have expended all his romantic energy. Now he just watched documentaries on Frog Prince or reruns of Jack fighting the Giants. 

She complained to Snow White on Fairy Messenger, “I thought ‘ever after’ meant the romance lasted forever”.

Snow had her own issues.  Her Prince spent his time at the pub with the seven dwarfs.

The problem with building Castles in the air is that they ultimately come down to earth.

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Written for Friday Fictioneers Word Count : 100.

There is always a German word with no English equivalent.  So this time I find that there is a word for a mood of sentimental sadness aka weltschmerz

To read the other writers this week click here  

I'd love read what you think about this post...

50 comments :

  1. Anonymous4:50 am

    Lovely word and a fun story

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  2. Dear Subroto,

    You've outdone yourself with this fractured fairy tale. Laughing out loud. Fairy Messenger? Love it!

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks for the appreciation Rochelle.

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  3. What a cynical lady you are!
    Grinned all through this.

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    1. Cynical? Why "Maple Syrup" is my middle name. Thanks for your comments CE.

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  4. It's been done in different ways but I like how you depicted even fairy tale marriages as ordinary.

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    1. There is always another way to look at these stories ;-) Thanks for commenting James.

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  5. This is just lovely!

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    1. Thanks Loré I am glad you liked it.

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  6. Great fun, although shattering a lot of dreams there! :-)

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    1. Could be building new dreams too :-) Thanks for your comments Iain.

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  7. There must be something wrong with these 'Disney' princesses for their men are actively avoiding their company. Nicely done, Subroto.

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    1. Could be that Charming is not so charming anymore. Thanks for your comments Varad.

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  8. Nice story - it made me smile. I think your last line is super!

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    1. Thanks Penny I am glad you liked it.

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  9. The Fairy Messenger was the jewel in the crown of this fun story...

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    1. There is no escaping social media. Thanks for your comments Björn.

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  10. I love the setting here, in Fairy Tale Land, which you have brought realisitically down to earth :)

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    1. It's in the next suburb now :-) Thanks for your comments Linda.

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  11. This was fantastic, Subroto. I loved it.
    Guess I'll stop looking for the prince... ;-)

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    1. Thanks Dale. I guess you won't be kissing any frogs then.

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  12. I always thought that this fairy tale was too good to be true! Delightful Subruto

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    1. The real story starts when the fairy tale ends. Thanks for reading and commenting Keith.

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  13. Anonymous1:59 am

    Like all dreamy marriages: poor Cinderella was still left at home, while hubby was in the pub drinking pints with his little friends - no doubt drinking shorts.
    James.

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    1. Those little friends are big drinkers I hear. Thanks for commenting James.

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  14. Yes, the idea that just 'living' was going to mean 'happy' was maybe not very realistic. Good one :)

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    1. True happiness is much more than that. Thanks for your comments Jane.

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  15. Anonymous7:12 am

    So it was a normal day in the fairy tale town with the human like problems with Cinderella and Snow. There is no ever after....
    Nicely done Subroto.
    Thanks, Norma.

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    1. And we didn't even cover Sleeping Beauty. Thanks for commenting Norma.

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  16. Creative take, Subroto.
    'Fairy Messenger' indeed!
    Tech-savvy fairy-tale heroines need to rewrite their stories and create their own happy endings :)

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    1. They certainly don't need rescuing anymore. Thanks for your comments Anita.

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  17. Anonymous7:46 am

    Beautifully done. I could see those castles falling for the sky, and all our princesses dreams with them.

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    1. Thanks Sarah I am glad you liked it.

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  18. Ha, fun! A very common situation, too, not just among fairy tale folk! Great last line :-)

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    1. Thanks for commenting Alistair. They just don't tell us about them, but the Fairy Inquirer does have a report in it's latest issue ;-)

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  19. This reminds me of a book a read a while back. It was five men all called Prince Charming getting together and going on an adventure.

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    1. Thanks for commenting Alice, that sounds like a great book. I must look it up.

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  20. Anonymous11:24 am

    Hahaha
    Brilliant storytelling, Subroto.
    Best wishes,
    Moon

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    1. Thanks Moon I am glad you liked it.

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  21. at least, it was great while it lasted. :)

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    1. Probably more like spectacular. Thanks for you comments Plaridel.

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  22. Anonymous12:45 am

    Truly a view from the other end of the telescope.

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    1. It;s what happens after the cameras stop rolling ;-) Thanks for your comments YS.

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  23. I don't see my comment. I think it went to google. I'm having difficulty with posting the comment. I hope this one works.
    I LOVE this take on the photo prompt. Clever and interesting the way Cinderlla ask Snow White for advice. The last line is perfect.
    Isadora ��

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    1. Your comment came through fine. Thank you Isadora for taking the time to read and comment. I am glad you liked it.

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  24. What a funny and creative take! Nicely done.

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    1. Thanks Lavanya, I am glad you liked it.

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